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protests rage in egypt reports of at least seven people dead and scores injured as a supporters and opponents of the president clash amid furious calls for morsi to step down. european states are outraged at the u.s. placing a key trade pact in jeopardy after the latest leaks from n.s.a. whistleblower snowden show america has been bugging tapping and cyber monitoring you officer. meanwhile snowden is still stranded in a moscow airport with ecuador pointing at russia to decide his fate while the kremlin says the n.s.a. leaker's case is not on its agenda at all.
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live from moscow this is r.t.m. sean thomas let's get right to your top stories we begin with egypt where the death toll in overnight protests has risen to seven including two demonstrators killed by gunfire at the muslim brotherhood headquarters in cairo the army estimates that millions have taken to the streets across the country accusing president morsi of failing to deliver on the promises he made a year ago the opposition is demanding the resignation of the islamist leader having set a deadline of tuesday for him to leave artie's true has the details from cairo. we're seeing violent scenes there rockets across the country cheering nationwide demonstrations against president obama in the seat on the first anniversary of his time in office take classes now coming outside the missing main page quotes a south korean leave hundreds of people tend to build think tanks with rocks
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and there were no means to means. aimed at tearing take us to the crowd to feed to clear them the military for their products and said a few things going they do not once you get involved in politics however if situations did become bloody they would have to step in the police could have gone a new way to be seen as being on the street so they have seen a single police officer say on securing the buildings we had to pull and sound said president obama knows he has said he left the capitol. for security reasons as these protests continue and potentially violent acts to make through the evening hundreds of thousands all from texting chanting against the president sat here they came here today to cool for him to resign and this was an overnight buy groceries initiative tomato trip the reading he pulled to economics he counted twenty two million signatures they say fuming for the ounce of the president's resoundingly
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chance here which means leave all gifts out so people here are waving the red cards like the full pitch the symbolism that they want the president to step down the opposition process for their cause saying they don't want to have any more dialogue and that this is a make or break moment however that the president does found a base of support species a group of islam is proxies who are backing the president including the muslim brotherhood's freedom and justice party they say the president was democratically elected three fair elections the country chair you see him in this war the only way to remove him from the base is through the budget folks they have slammed the streets campaigns like tomorrow as thugs and illegal and have said that a lot of these protests and not legitimate and they don't represent the voice although the country the president for his part said he would have signed up with the opposition he cool don't protest is not to be fined and we're really seeing here is defined in egypt he knows he was supporting the president and those who are against the president's neither side is willing to back down and really the
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tensions are rising which is why we're seeing these episodes of violence it's very difficult to see where this is going and. political activist. who spoke to us from cairo so that morsi is now paying for the numerous promises he made during the arab spring but hasn't kept. the people the statement is regardless of the political process its people's will that is outs and that against anyone who thinks they can hijack this revolution mercy netizens and any of his promises made even his own elections program so that people as you know building for him is no man don't find it because he's never been those promises that he came to any good and reelections this he came through a revolution and he did not respect that revolution that put them there the other thing is that i would like to see very much a unified none fragmented opposition that can negotiate with a cutting government a smooth transition and at peace with one it's very imperative that the muslim
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brotherhood realize that. meant going to go anywhere and that they really need to rethink their strategy and transition smoothly and give up the powers because there's no talk about credibility and legitimacy with almost any time nation out on the streets and we're asking you online and our to dot com how the situation in egypt will develop here's what you think so far working how it's panning out in this blue the majority of you forty one percent say that morsi will rule as a dictator in paper and suppress the opposition now then thirty one percent in pink say the government will eventually collapse calling it a catastrophe for egypt twenty one percent in gold say that there will be a military coup bringing stability to the country and a tiny sliver small seven percent in green say that morsi will step down and former mubarak officials will come to power have your say online and catch up with live
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pictures from egypt's tahrir square or to dot com. what happened to the arab spring dream. first freely elected president any change fear poverty economic failure and violence remain egypt's attempts to escape chaos leave us wallowing even deeper. egypt year in chaos. to the n.s.a. spy scandal now where it continues to grow fueled by fresh leaks from edward snowden revelations of a european union offices that being the target of u.s. snooping have set alarm bells ringing across the block with its leaders demanding an explanation from washington what's taking what they're saying a bird lynn continues to express its anger with the u.s. is spying with germany's justice minister slamming washington for its cold war tactics putting a bilateral free trade pact in jeopardy the head of the e.u. parliament described the situation as a huge scandal pointing out the necessity of
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a thorough in vest a geisha the belgian prime minister called for an immediate stop to the n.s.a. surveillance program while luxembourg's foreign minister said that the u.s. should monitor its own spies rather than snoop on its allies his french counterpart said paris wants an answer from washington as soon as possible artie's peter oliver has more on the story for us. what's the the the documents that says that they received through edward snowden we're able to see part of says is that the national security agency were well spying on the e.u. just about everywhere they could they were tapping phones they were hacking computer networks at the un in washington d.c. also that they were booking premises in brussels and carrying out the same type of . phone tapping and computer hacking there is well germany him out is one of the
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the countries that was most spied on as part of this prism operation by the n.s.a. something that raised a few eyebrows and certainly posed a few questions when chancellor angela merkel met with president barack obama a little while ago now what we're also seeing is that it's the same type of thing as this came out regarding the the booking of then president dmitri medvedev so it seems that no matter who you were wherever you were you were subject to why it taps in computer hacking and having your premises bugged by the n.s.a. now one interesting part of this article says this quote saying that the e.u. were a target a definite target for this type of surveillance and also says that five years ago the e.u. itself. looked into phone calls that had been made to them had traced phone calls
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apparently back to a n.s.a. office that was based inside the nato compound in brussels so they certainly had suspected that they were under surveillance but it's a very different thing suspecting that somebody is watching you so then finding out through these type of leaked documents that they certainly were watching you and just how closely they're watching you indeed. germany is washington's main target in the end according to the latest reports to an even extent larger than previously believed around half a billion phone calls emails text messages and chat transcripts are being monitored by the n.s.a. every single day earlier my colleague spoke to intelligence expert dr drew. who said the roots of the snooping conflict are closely tied to money spying between friends between allies it's not absolutely new we have the hill over it all into silence and want to solve one from the european parliament that we've we'll go
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over. it came up oh it was to be discussed but then came september eleventh. and there was a new which you from that moment on the intelligence service that we need we need to spy on allies this is just to protect you against terrorism you just mentioned terrorism but i mean these aren't these kind of koreans can cooperate openly on terrorism they don't have to spy for terrorist purposes exactly you're absolutely right so this is spying for economical reasons mainly it is economical espionage as it might seem to steal national secrets from companies to to destroy jobs and to import jobs to their own countries so what the americans would like to do is to destroy jobs in countries like germany in concrete select from there to the reality of what we do with the public is just to say hello it is the chinese to spy for economical reasons it's
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a russian. south korea or whatever it reality of the biggest enemy on the united states is the united kingdom so it's elyse spying against all odds. snowden's leaks appointed to a british surveillance operation even more vast than the american one and according to the national budget review unveiled this week despite over eleven billion pounds worth of spending cuts u.k. spines are in line for a generous funding boost artie's tests are sillier as the details. but what's been widely reported as the biggest winner in this in this review of the budget is the british intelligence service that comprises a b m i five yes my six m.b. g c h q which of course we know have been in the spotlight particularly the g c h q after edward snowden be an american who had made revelations on the extent of the kind of spying that the j.c.h. crew have been doing on the u.k. citizens and beyond what they're going to see is
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a real term increase of more than three percent of the rationale behind it according to all is one is that there is still a continuing threat of terrorism let's get more on this from the intelligence analysts glenmore treanor harvey thank you very much for joining us now first of all in light of edward snowden's revelations it just happened a few days ago we see an increase in the budget of the stream in particular what does that mean i have to say that i don't think his revelations did have an effect just so happens at this time because. especially increases take a long time to work out the thing is of course is that the spotlight is on british intelligence as a result of edward snowden so revelations the whole world is concentrating on what we are doing so it does seem a little on to the general public it would not have been surprising if they had
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just kept the budget as it were that would have been understandable but a three percent increase and so first we have the rationale of security this issue is terrorism on the other hand you have the backlash from the revelations of snowden and you have austerity cuts in other sectors which really affect the british people so how how do we view this how was this justified. i am biased in my arms rather having an association with the services yes i think it is i'm surprised that the extent. when you're talking about the g.d.p. of britain increasing by one percent a year to have a thirty percent increase this is quite extraordinary but it would be seen media comment to say that in the light of snowden's revelations that this is a british government saying we're not concerned about that we are going to go ahead we're not embarrassed. on the other hand snowden's leaks have also shed some light
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on the so-called prism program washington used to collect a massive amounts of data from all over the world which it says was used to foil terror plots and improve national security but. reports the real terrorists may be out of reach for the snooping software. and there is suppose a quest for preventing terror attacks and increasing security prism only gathers data from the internet big players such as google sky facebook and so on but most of those who look forward to harvest or terrorist related information can find it only on the appropriate forums which are hidden deep within the so-called underwear none of these resources in that realm are actually in the exist by the major search engines in fact google how don't want point admitted that it indexes a tiny fraction of just one percent of all data that's available on the web if you imagine it as an iceberg that you can understand that prism only covers the very top the very tip of the iceberg the rest of the information is actually not covered
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by prism according to dutch intelligence service but then she'll terrorists go to these core forums which are highly encrypted and hidden deep within the web so one really needs to know what they're looking for and where to find it a case in point could be this or not have brothers they have turned to one of the war no radical sources sometimes referred to as the vanity fair of al qaida though the websites existence is no secret for some reason u.s. security services failed to track down the brothers activity even after a tip off from russia and thereby they failed to prevent the boston bombings so although the cia and the n.s.a. say their surveillance programs are directed at protecting people it seems like they're too busy reading innocent people's e-mails all of you side of us how do you know if you're online dating is going to be gathered in closely examined by prism or god or to dot com to find out how the u.s. agency decides when to use their digital magnifying glass abroad. now
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president meanwhile says that fate is out of his hands and the whistleblowers next move depends on what russia does u.s. vice president joe biden urged ecuador not to grant asylum to snowden but they can't do it yet anyway because he's not on ecuadorian territory moscow though says that they will not be discussing what to do with the thirty year old anytime soon or to use to buy military has more on the whistleblowers journey so far. bunnings and snowden twenty nine years old as soon as edward snowden revealed himself as the with a woman he set off a catch me if you can hunch by the u.s. government want to get him caught and away is he now guessing game for the media after a tip off that snowden was on board a flight from hong kong to moscow the media started speculating as to his next move edward snowden slew from hong kong to mosco say that he will be able to have on a flight the situation descended into a fog when a crowd of journalists boarded
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a flight from moscow to havana only to find that the whistleblower was not on board a presumed to be stuck in an airport transit so we took off without him so we committed to a twelve hour plus line that was essentially a waste of time the global public had turned one of america's most wanted men into a hero for some to others a traitor i think he has. committed crimes in fact by violating agreements given the position he had. several countries have been tangled up in this case a with a veiled threats from washington and bag and forth rhetoric we've registered our strong objections to the authorities in hong kong as well as to the chinese government through diplomatic channels and we know that such behavior is the detrimental to us hong kong and us china bilateral relations. which as for the possibility of extradition we do not have any such treaty signed with the united states but for ecuador a potential asylum destination because snowden things have moved beyond mere
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rhetoric the country's move to scrap a trade agreement with the us risking economic losses standing its ground in the face of america's pressure as good as government is also said to be divided the safe passage document dated twenty second of june obtained by weekly leaks was snowden from the ecuadorian embassy in london was not authorized meanwhile the mystery comes. news as to snowden is the next to me that he's now waiting at present korea to make a decision on the asylum application without a pressure from the u.s. also in him not to grant it they will go in president also said that the media attention surrounding snowden has actually diverted from the real story that the n.s.a. surveillance documents but by snowden's own admission this was never going to be a story with a fairy tale and you can't come forward against the world's most powerful intelligence agencies. completely free from risk to mung with
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a moscow. later in the program we report on the ongoing instability in afghanistan and the shadow that passed on us taliban negotiations stay with us to find out how far away the signs are from reaching a compromise. u.s. president obama has pledged seven billion dollars to combat frequent power blackouts in sub-saharan africa this comes as the american leader is on the second leg of his three nation tour to the african continent to boost trade ties however obama's trip has been marred by protests in south africa riot police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades into angry crowds near johannesburg saturday a visit to the city where there were more demonstrations against american foreign policy in other cities across the country as well american aid to africa has been
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cut severely while washington has built up its military presence on the continent. you sending in glos e says he is the organizer of no bomb protests across africa and he says america's only approach to resolving conflict is through violence. the legacy to be a friend as long as you don't hold that contributed to it she says. and the increasing presence in the country and. government is supposed to be opposed to that and we ourselves it doesn't assist in terms of the very deep. that african countries must be able to be independent in the war on terror if he has to. lose that conflict resolution in the world has to follow through a negotiated process and that's the biggest lesson of the country's intra day obama and his administration and many of his successors in the rest of them.
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and the case in point is libya the no bombing campaign in. many progressive organizations is opposed to precisely the ways in which the united states thinks of . letting this military presence has to do with. not only on air but online as well here's just a taste of what we have for you on our website despite attempts to hold peace talks tensions between the two koreas remain a high the north has begun upgrading its artillery on front line military units on the border with the south and you can head to dot com for the full story. also online a sarcastic comment or a terror plot violent threats over a computer game could land a teenager in jail for eight years even though he did say he was just joking. for the latest details. this week british prime minister david cameron visited kabul following a recent policy shift towards of the taliban afghan president hamid karzai said the
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recent taliban attack on the presidential palace would not prevent of the negotiation process from going ahead washington is preparing for a troop drawdown in two thousand and fourteen amid ongoing instability in the nation that many believe was caused by the us itself spoke to one man who has had personal experience in dealing with the taliban journalist jerry van dyke was kidnapped by the insurgent group and then held captive for forty eight days while reporting in afghanistan in two thousand and eight he believes the militant organization will not compromise originally we went into afghanistan solely to destroy to dismantle to destroy if you will the taliban government and to destroy the. this war has morphed into has evolved into a war against the taliban the taliban as the military will tell you are on the ascendancy they are not losing they're willing to they're willing to continue to go forward been announced proclaiming to the world that they are
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a sovereign nation by calling themselves islamic emirate of afghanistan that they will not negotiate as long as any troops are left any foreign troops are left in afghanistan so how do you say you're going to win if you're going to leave and you haven't won the war so you have two governments you know the government of afghanistan and in the eyes of the world this is a separate government of the taliban the president of afghanistan and the people you know what this. now and to some more international news in brief for you this hour a fresh string of attacks across iraq has killed fifteen people including nine in a bombing at a football pitch in the capital most of the victims were boys under the age of sixteen violence also struck central iraq with shootings in four different cities iraq is in the midst of its deadliest wave of violence since the end of the country's civil conflict in two thousand and eight with fears sectarian charged bloodshed could continue to escalate more than two thousand people have been killed by attacks and fighting in iraq since the start of april. in saudi arabia seven
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cyber activists have been sentenced to between five and ten years in prison they were arrested a year and a half ago for allegedly urging protests social media although several of them personally didn't participate in the revolt some of the defendants claim they were even tortured to make them sign false confessions while in pretrial custody. two people have been killed as gunmen attacked a prison in the southern nigerian town of a coup or and use explosives to free one hundred seventy five inmates is almost sect and group ansaru have been behind several prison raids in recent years but it is not clear yet whether they were behind this particular break or whether they even had any members being held there. demonstrators clashed with police maracana stadium in rio de janeiro during the final game of the
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confederations cup in brazil protesters hurled rocks at authorities responded with tear gas and stun grenades people are angry about the billions of dollars the brazilian government is spending on hosting global sporting events all social problems plaguing the country including high crime rate high taxes and increasing transportation fares. croatia has joined the european union after a decade of negotiations and at a time of financial crisis for the bloc thousands of people joined celebrations across the country but some residents say they are uncertain what benefits membership will bring prices are almost the same as in france germany and italy but the average croatian income is nowhere near what people take home in those countries economy needs a huge injection of funds to kick started sailing industries including agriculture shipping and construction. and this week saw the first piece of russia's revamped navy take to the seas the stern of
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a mistral class helicopter carrier built in russia's st petersburg shipyard is now awaiting its trip to france where the entire vessel will be reassembled. was a milestone launch from moscow. do you think. it. was a very fine round according to the deal signed two years ago this shipyard in st petersburg will play a vital role in the fabrication of vessels the section built here will soon had to france for completion before making the return journey to enter the service in russia's navy although there's no champagne available to celebrate here today because a bottle of it was just smashed on the new ship or rather on this section of a new ship it's still a big day for a big ship as long as the mistral class warships have enough capacity to carry
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sixteen helicopters up to forty tanks or armored vehicles and around six hundred troops and a range of around forty thousand kilometers they will end over a single trip around the entire globe and what's even maybe more important it is a multipurpose vessel if. this ship is like a swiss knife it can be used both for military and civilian purposes it's a hospital it's a command point it's an assault ship and it's a headquarters it would be great for each of our four fleets to have the ship however the purchase of the two ships is not without its critics some of russia's own ship builders complain that frons got a huge order to sort of the massive shipyards they also say the deal has more political than economic benefits it's just a recently emerged that the two miss truck lost warships will not be able to operate in russia's bison winters without special lubricants that means more expense for the navy and dependence on a foreign supply chain others argue it's
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a win win situation for both countries france gets an order worth over a billion euro which will keep many of its shipbuilders in business more important now than ever because of the ongoing eurozone debt crisis while russia gets a warship that will consider. really boost its military capacity and also gains access to a very latest naval technology the first ship is expected to join russia's navy by the end of next year with another want to follow and has to weather this one deal will lead to closer ties with perry's mosco will simply have to wait to see which way the wind blows your international team st petersburg. coming up after the break it's worlds apart with those talks on a boycott stay with us. to. download
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